Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Telford Certificate in Apiculture Knowledge (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » Beekeeping
Strategic Purpose Statement
To provide learning opportunities for those individuals who want to:
- develop their general apiculture knowledge and to consolidate their practical apiculture skills in order to:
- work and advance in the beekeeping industry and/or
- further their own personal growth and/or
- obtain a Certificate/s that identifies their beekeeping knowledge and skills
- study while remaining in their current place of employment
Graduate profile
Know about:
- Beekeeping history, legislation, operations and safety
- Honey bee classification, races of bees, anatomy and physiology
- Protective equipment, hive smoker and beestings
- Bee behaviour
- Hive manipulations
- Introductory queen bee rearing
- Effect of agricultural chemicals on honey bees
- Transporting beehives
- Honey removal and processing
- Marketing in the apiculture industry
- Business administration for beekeepers
- Hazard identification and control procedures in the agriculture industry
- Beehive, and beehive frame assembly and repair
- Disease in the bee colony
- NZ beekeeping industry and career and training opportunities
- Physical characteristics of bees and their behaviour
- Endemic and exotic bee diseases, disorders, pests and conditions
- Plants and their role in beekeeping
- Role of bees in pollination
- Production of beehive products
- Varroa Mite and its control in the beekeeping industry
- American Foulbrood and its control in the beekeeping industry
- Basic personal health and safety strategies
Education pathways
Learners may pathway to further study to achieve the following qualifications:
- Telford Certificate in Apiculture
- National Certificate in Apiculture (Level 2)
- National Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)
Employment pathways
The qualification is designed for individuals who are hobbyists or who want to work in the beekeeping industryTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Open
Education Organisation 4 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Lincoln University
Quality Assured By Committee on University Academic Programmes
Number TF0845
Status Expiring
Created March 2004
Last Date For Entry February 2019
Expires December 2020
Content
The beekeeping industry; botany relevant to beekeeping; bee behaviour; queen bee rearing; the pollination process; pests and diseases and management; marketing opportunities and processes; business administration processes; food safety.

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